SM Rosales Pangasinan Flooded / SM Rosales Pangasinan have come under water, no thanks to typhoon “Pepeng” continuous rains
SM Rosales Pangasinan – Widespread flooding and landslides have isolated major population centers in northern Luzon, delaying outside help and forcing officials to rely on local resources to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands, many of whom were caught by surprise by the rapidly rising water.
Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr. said in an interview on dzBB radio, “They are closed,” referring to roads linking Pangasinan to Metro Manila. A provincial government spokesman said this morning that military choppers were leaving Manila for Pangasinan to help in the rescue effort. However, all of the provinces around Pangasinan were also badly affected, hampering their ability to assist each other.
An estimated 25,000 people now in evacuation centers in Pangasinan will be transferred to the elevated western part of this province.
Butch Velasco, provincial information officer, said the evacuation will be conducted later in the day after rescue operations in several low-lying areas.
Meanwhile, the 1,000 people widely reported to be stranded in SM Rosales are now being rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard, according to Lt. Col. Anyano Orap-Orap of the Philippine Army. Flood waters had risen rapidly in Rosales, sealing off their escape from the mall.
As of posting time, rescue teams from the SBMA (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority) maritime group and Sual town are conducting rescue operations in Mangaldan, San Fabian, San Jacinto, Manaoag, Calasiao, Sta. Barbara and Mapandan municipalities.
A total of 30 towns and cities have been submerged with three to 10 feet of floodwaters since Pepeng made its third landfall on Thursday.
The affected areas are Aguilar, Basista, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, Calasiao, Mapandana, Sta. Barbara, Dagupan City, Manaoag, Mangaldan, San Fabian, San Jacinto, Alcala, Bautista, Binaloan, Laoac, Pozorrubio, Sison, Urdaneta City, Villasis, Asingan, Bulangao, Natividad, Rosales, San Manuel, San Nicolas, San Quintin, Sta. Maria, Tayug and Umingan.
Among the most affected areas are Natividad, Tayug, Asingan and Mangaldan with all the villages there heavily flooded.
Let’s pray for them and let’s do our share to help.
source : GMANews.TV
Below are some pictures of the Flood in Pangasinan Particularly the Town of Rosales
Pangasinan Flood Video, Pangasinan Flood Photos, Pangasinan Flood Pictures